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Summary of the Book 'Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance':
I happen to own this book. I used one of the chapters as a stand alone lesson. I thought students could relate to the early experiences of Abes life including a family relocation. Good story. I am going to use the book again. This is the first time I have seen this site. It looks like a good resource.
Excerpts from the Book 'Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance':
... rose, whistling through the bare branches of the trees. There was a blast of cold air as the door opened. Tom came in, his arms piled high with wood. ... ... slabs of bark. On each slab Nancy put a piece of fried squirrel and a hunk of cornbread. The children sank down on one of the bearskins to eat their ... ... else for them to do, and Nancy would have wanted it. For the first time since his mother's death Abe seemed to cheer up. Every morning, except when ... ... distance. It sounded like the creak of wheels. The noise came again-this time much closer. A man's voice was shouting: Get-up. Get-up.. Maybe it's ... ... just as her own daughters did. Dennis sat on the other side of Betsy. He seemed to be enjoying himself most of all. He sopped up his last drop of ... ... at the tub of hot water. There's no call to be scared, said Sarah. That tub won't bite. Now I'm going down to the spring. By the time I get ... ... your jokes and spin your yarns, if you want to, while the men are eating their dinner. But don't you keep them from working.. The other farm hands ... ... ducked it into the water. Some of the soap got into his eyes and he began to sputter. He heard a giggle. Hey, Johnny, is that you. he said. Get a ... ... too. That ought to learn him not to cut up any more didos.. Sarah pulled down her mouth, trying to look stern. Tom sat down and started to eat his ... ... mad any more.. Abe ate his dinner in silence. He did not seem to be the same boy who had been cutting up only a few minutes before. Elizabeth kept ... ... father. I reckon not, said Tom stiffly. Abe has had as much schooling as he needs.. Back at the cabin, Sarah had dinner on the table. Tom cheered ... ... money. He looked at Abe. Why shouldn't I sign. he asked. If you do, you'll be selling Mr. Carter most of your farm.. John Carter was furious. ... ... minutes he made his audience forget it. Master Dorsey seemed to swell with pride. If that boy lives, he thought, he is going to be a noted man some ... ... you get to New Orleans.. This was Allen's second trip, and he was eager to show Abe the sights. A few days later they were walking along the New ... ... for their farm. In the cold winter light it looked almost as desolate as Pigeon Creek had looked fourteen years before. Tom Lincoln was beginning ... ... keep a record of the votes. The man rose and shook hands. My name is Mentor Graham.. By evening the younger man and the older one had become good ... ... then the capital of the state. He looked very dignified in a new suit and high plug hat. In the crowd that gathered to tell him good-by, he could ... ... of your brother lawyers, he said severely. I hereby sentence you to pay a fine.. There was a shout of laughter. I'll pay the fine, said Abe ... ... deal of mail. Some of the letters came from Pigeon Creek. Nat Grigsby, his old schoolmate, wrote that his Indiana friends were thinking of him. Dave ... ... to be President. What had once seemed an impossible dream was coming true. He thought of all the people who had encouraged and helped him. He thought ...